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Going to church, reading the bible, listening to Christian music will not advance your spiritual life. These activities may give you more understanding but until you are ready to lay down your life and take up your cross this leads nowhere.

What I am talking about is the sacrifice of self to advance the cause of Jesus Christ in the world. There is a destiny that God had for each of us that only we can personally discover. We can discover it only by detaching from the world and making ourselves available for the Holy Spirit. By detaching from the world--now you have time--the commodity that most Christians are not willing to give.

Jesus said, "Self-help is not help at all. Self-sacrifice is the way, to finding yourself, your true self. (Matthew 16:25)

"God has planted eternity in the human heart." (Ecclesiastes 3:11)

"Anyone who lets himself be distracted from the work I plan for him is not fit for the Kingdom of God." (Luke 9:62)

"The most important thing is that I complete my mission, the work that the Lord Jesus gave me." (Acts 20:24)

"We have been sent to speak for Christ." (2 Corinthians 5:20)

"We are God's workmanship, created in Christ Jesus, to do good works, which God prepared in advance for us to do." (Ephesians 2:10)

Albert Finch
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March 6, 2024 - Exhortation

Posted 03-06-2024 at 02:17 AM by Albert Finch

As you call on Jesus who understands the crushing weight of affliction, allow Him to break open your soul to receive His bread and wine once more. As you partake anew of Christ's sustaining comforts, know that you join that ancient fellowship between Abraham, Melchizedek and all others who found solace beneath His wings.

Even though you are scarred and weathered, you cling to this hope -- the anchor of Jesus' eternal priesthood stands firm and secure, tethering your soul when storms attack from every side. Peace guards your heart and mind though wars rage around you. Grace upon grace become daily bread and living water for the inner man. Take courage and believe that the breakthrough you are looking for will surely come as you abide in the shadow of your High Priest.

Where defeat threatens -- declare victory.

Where wounds fester -- speak healing this day.

Go forth renewed in courage as the banner of the Lord Most High goes before you.

No enemy can stand against the hosts of Heaven who attend you. You fix your gaze ahead, where victory awaits!

Hebrews 6:19 says it so well: "We have this hope as an anchor for the soul, firm and secure..." It's in Jesus Christ, who will never fail to meet every need. In the darkest of nights and the fiercest of battles, remember the legacy of Melchizedek and the eternal priesthood of Jesus.

Embrace your Christ identity, hold fast to this anchor of your soul, and let the blessings of the Most High carry you forward – restored, renewed, and resolute in faith, as an heir to an unshakable Kingdom where you are seeking to bear fruit that remains for Gods's Kingdom through your Christ calling.

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